Rob Edwards - Bio, Net Worth, Football manager, Family, Age, Facts
Robert Owen Edwards, professionally known as Rob Edwards is a professional football manager and former player. He gained much fame after he played as a center-back. He is a current manager of the Watford Football Club (FC) under a two-year professional manager contract first signed in May 2022. He began as a manager in 2019 by leaving the Wolves to be signed by the Premier League to coach the England U20s. Rob's career as a footballer spanned some 14 years and his most predominant club appearances were at Aston Villa and with the Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., He takes the position at Watford after his incredibly successful debut year as a manager for the Forrest Green Rovers, taking them to third tier promotion for the first time in the history of the club. He is also one of only three managers in the league under 40 years of age. Recently on 26th September 2022, Rob was sacked as head coach after just 10 games in charge.
Rob Edwards Famous For
- He is a professional football manager and former player.
- He played as a center-back and was most recently the head coach of the Championship club Watford.
Where is Rob Edwards from?
Rob Edwards opened his eyes for the very first time on 25th December 1982 in Telford, England. His real name is Robert Owen Edwards and his religion is Christian. He is of British nationality and he came from British-white ethnic background. Rob's present age is 39 and he will be celebrating his 40th birthday in the December of 2022. As per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Thus, his race is white. He has not shared any details regarding his parents and academic qualifications.
Who did Rob Edwards play for?
- Rob Edwards kicks off his football career as an apprentice at Aston Villa where he worked his way up to his first-team debut on 28th December 2002, in a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough.
- He then signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club and was sent on loan to First Division club Crystal Palace in November 2003, where he spent one month, playing six games and scoring one goal in a 1-1 draw with Coventry City.
- In January 2004, he joined fellow First Division club Derby County on loan and played ten games for the club, scoring a goal in a 2-1 home win over Gillingham on 17th January.
- Later he was told by Aston Villa manager David O'Leary that he could leave the club in May 2004.
- Rob joined Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2004 in a three-year deal where he gained more playing time in the 2005-2006 campaign.
- He played the majority of the following season under new manager Mick McCarthy but suffered knee ligament damage in April 2007.
- On 9th February 2008, he scored his only goal for Wolves in a 4-2 home defeat to Stoke City and was placed on the transfer list in May.
- Edwards left Wolves to join Blackpool, signing a two-year contract with an option for a further year for an undisclosed fee on 6th August 2008.
- On 9th August 2008, he made his debut for the Seasiders in a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City and was captain of the side for the 1-1 draw at Norwich City on 16th August.
- Rob's first goal for the "Seasiders" came on 29th December 2008 when he scored Blackpool's second equalizer in a 2-2 draw against his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road.
- He agreed on a new contract with Blackpool on 19th July 2010, a one-year deal with an option for a further 12 months, and made his first Premier League appearance since 2003 in a 3-2 loss at his former club Aston Villa on 10th November 2010.
- He apparently signed for Championship team Norwich City on loan until the end of the season on 21st February 2011.
- Then he made his debut as a second-half substitute for Zak Whitbread in the 1-1 draw against Preston North End on 5th March, as well as made two more appearances as the club won promotion to the Premier League.
- Rob was signed for Barnsley on a free transfer, becoming Keith Hill's seventh signing of the summer where he made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest on 21st February 2012.
- He was loaned to League Two club Fleetwood Town in 2012 and the following 31st January, Edwards returned to his home county and joined League One team Shrewsbury Town on loan for a month.
- However, days after the deal was expanded for the rest of the season, he was ruled out with a thigh muscle injury in training.
- Rob Edwards represented England at the youth level, but not in a UEFA-recognised game, so qualified for Wales as his parents are both Welsh.
- On 29th March 2003, he made his debut for Wales before he left Aston Villa in a 4-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Azerbaijan.
- Rob announced on 11th October 2013 that he had retired from professional football at the age of 30.
- After that, he became the Under-18s coach at Wolves, and his first season in charge (2014-2015) was considered very successful by the local newspaper "Express & Star".
- He was appointed interim head coach at Wolves following the sacking of Walter Zenga on 25th October 2016 and was named as the new manager of his hometown club AFC Telford United on 28th June 2017.
- On 20th July 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 Later he left Wolves to take up a 'prestigious role' with The Football Association working as a coach with the England U20s in October 2019
- He was appointed as head coach for the England under-16 team on 24th September 2020.
Forest Green Rovers
- Edwards was appointed Head Coach of League Two side Forest Green Rovers on 27th May 2021 by joining the role on 4th June in order to be able to finish the season with his England sides.
- He departed the club following negotiations with Watford on 11th May 2021.
- Rob was announced as the new head coach of Watford on 11th May 2022, taking over from Roy Hodgson at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season.
- On 1st August, his first game was a 1-0 home win over Sheffield United with a goal by Joao Pedro.
- Edwards was sacked as head coach after just 10 games on 26th September 2022.
Awards and Achievements
As a player
- Football League Championship play-offs: 2010
As a manager
- Forest Green Rovers
- EFL League Two: 2021-2022
- EFL League Two Manager of the Month: August 2021, November 2021, January 2022
- EFL League Two Manager of the Season: 2021-2022
Is Rob Edwards Married?
Rob Edwards has not shared much about his private relationship and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his personal life and media. So we are also unaware if he is married or dating someone. Respecting his decision, it can be said that Rob is currently living a single life. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Rob Edwards's Net Worth?
Rob Edwards has established himself an identity already. He has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2022 and he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around $300,000 per year. With his calm and easy-going personality, he is expected to get more popular in the coming years. Rob has the access to all the world's luxury and comfort. In addition, his major source of income is his football manager and former player career.
What is the Height of Rob Edwards?
Rob Edwards stands at a tall height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) with a balanced body weight of 163 lbs. He has good-looking grey hair and dark brown eyes color. He's got an unconventional good look and raw appeal about him. The reason for his amazing personality could be his roots. Moreover, his body build type is athletic.
Trivias About Rob Edwards You Need To Know.
- His career as a footballer spanned some 14 year.
- Edwards was sacked by the club in September 2022 following a poor string of performances.
- He started his career as an apprentice at Aston Villa.
- Edwards represented England at youth level, but not in a UEFA-recognised game.
- On 24th September 2020, he was appointed as head coach for the England under-16 team.